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they served our country. our country should serve them better. bernie sanders cracked the gridlock with john mccain to help clean up the mess at the v.a. and strengthen veterans' healthcare. bernie sanders has always stood with our veterans, and that's why he'll never rush to put our men and women in harm's way. judgment. integrity. bernie. sanders: i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. >> live, local, breaking news. this is wyff news 4 today in high definition. myra: it is election day in south carolina.
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stops, robo calls, voters head to the polls today to make sure their folk it's counted. good morning. i myra ruiz. gabrielle: i'm gabrielle komorowski. pamela: much warmer than yesterday morning. 15 degrees warmer in asheville, hendersonville. you seem even warmer in henderson, 15-20 degrees warmer than yesterday. where does that put you? 48 in greenwood. 47 in abbeville. 46 in anderson. mild for our february morning. clemson, easy at 46. pickens at 46.
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the breeze will be out of the south and west. we will have clouds. despite the lack of sun today, temperatures will continue to warm up. by lunchtime, in the mid-50's. we won't stop there. here is your view this morning. plenty of clouds. no rainmakers just yet. as the day goes on, we will have a slingshot of picking up some showers in the mountains. mainly tried stay for us. temperatures warming up as the southerly wind picks up, and even more out of the southwest. we do have very light
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northeast. not a big deal. just show you the overall the atmosphere is warming up and will continue to do so. you see, we don't find a whole lot of sunshine. we could find some patchy fog around. near 60's for the high today. we'll talk about even warmer temperatures for sunday. the rain chances picking up after that. gabrielle: thank you. the time now is 7:04. that means that the polls are officially open. myra: it is the third time that voters have gone to the polls after iowa and new hampshire. the polls are opening across the state. aly myles is live and local in greenville at one of the many poling places. good morning.
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we are right across greenwood tech. there are two different groups right now. these folks are waiting for the polls to open, just a couple of minutes running behind. there is a group waiting for jeb bush to arrive. he will be greeting voters here. again, expect to cover right around 7:00. they can't be too close to the popoing location. take a look at this video yesterday. before today's election, hundreds had already cast absentee ballots. more than 5000 absentee ballots were turned in greenwood alone. we talked to some of those people casting the ballots. >> it was very nice today. i was probably in line for five minutes, voted. it was quick and easy.
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finally we are getting the list down to where you can learn something about the to the candidates. >> i voted for ted cruz. everything he says, i pretty much agree with. aly: several of those voters also told us there was a sense of relief knowing that their part was done, at least for the time being. again, if you would like to vote today, right around 7:00. i have covered a number of elections. this is the first time i have seen a line like this for a primary election. myra: thank you. if you are heading out to vote today we have a few reminders , for you. to vote, if your voter registration card doesn't have your picture on it, you will need a state issued id or federal military id. if you have not registered to vote yet, you will not be allowed to cast a ballot todayay also, in south carolina you are only allowed to vote in either the republican or democratic
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you can't vote in both. we have a sample of today's gop ballot and next week's democratic ballot on our website and mobile app. according to the last poll released before today's primary, the big question tonight is who will be in second place. it is also showing a big swath of undecided voters out there. clemson released its latest palmetto poll yesterday. a survey of south carolinians who've voted in at least two of the past three state primaries. donald trump leads the field with 28%, followed by ted cruz 15%. in the poll, 13% were still undecided. last fall, the palmetto poll showed trump as the leader, with ben carson coming in at a strong second. gabrielle: as they made their last push to today, several of the republican candidates spent time in the upstate. yesterday senator marco rubio was joined by governor nikki haley d senator tim scott, they held a rally in clemson last night.
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300, saying they should vote for him because he's the only candidate who wasn't pulling for alabama in the college football title game. he also stuck to serious campaign topics telling the , audience he'll revive the economy. jeb bush and his mother, barbara bush, held rallies yesterday in spartanburg, greenville and central. bush, who finished 4th in new start and a stronger finish , tonight. yesterday, he said he was disappointed when longtime friend, governor nikki haley, endorsed opponent, marco rubio. and some star power in greenville last night for senator ted cruz. he was joind by duck dynasty start phil robertson. robertson officially endorsed cruz last month in a video that shows them duck hunting. he says he believes cruz is the best bet for restoring the country to its christian roots. cruz joked about making robertson the ambassador to the united nations. myra: many of the candidates are staying in south carolina today to watch those returns come in. donald trump will be at marriot
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haven in columbia. ted cruz at the south carolina state fairgrounds in columbia. jeb bush at the hihion columbia center in columbia. ben carson will be at the embassy suites in greenville. while john kasich will be in massachusetts. and, just a reminder for you. wyff news 4 is your home for political coverage. tonight, when the polls close at 7:00, we will bring you the election results right here on wyff four, and on our mobile app. we will have reporters following all the candidates watching the results in the state, and will have live coverage from across the state. gabrielle: before heading to south carolina next saturday, the democrats have their primary in nevada today. in just a few hours, hillary clinton and bernie sanders face off. and, it's shaping up to be another close one. the latest cnn-orc poll shows clinton and sanders in a virtual tie, 48%-40 7% in nevada. both are trying to appeal to latino voters.
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to divide families. hillary clinton: i was the person to call out donald trump. firstgabrielle: polls in south carolina, give clinton a strong, double-digit lead. the democratic primary is next saturday. myra: coming up, federal authorities make their decision about releasing several of hillary clinton's e-mails. gabrielle: plus the literary , world is remember the life and work of author harper lee. pamela: cloudy but mild on the saturday morning. we take a look at lake hartwell. pretty still right now.
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myra: we are taking a live look in greenville. this is a polling site where you can see there is a lot of activity going on. it is on south pleasant pa road. people are expecting jeb bush to show up this morning. alert for you this morning. expect some lane closures this weekend on interstate 85.
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traffic in both north and southbound lanes between mile marker 63 and 67. they are closed. that's between the exit for highway and highway 129 in 290 spartanburg county. the road work will continue through sunday afternoon. drivers should expect delays, and are encouraged to take another route if they can. gabrielle: authorities say that zachary brady escapes and handcuffs from the sc probation yesterday. parole and pardon office this morning around ten. officials say he was out on probation for criminal domestic violence. they say he left, in a silver toyota camry with north carolina plates. this morning the literary world continues to mourn a massive loss.
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she wrote the pulitzer prize winning novel to kill a mocking bird. she was 89. she originally submitted her manuscript for to kill a mockingbird in 1957 and was asked to rewrite it. the novel, which defined the racial troubles of the deep south, was published three years later. it became a reading requirement for generations of students. another book by lee, called go set a watchman, which was a sequel to to kill a mockingbird, was just released last year. myra: coming up, police are trying to figure out what led to a toddler's disappearance, and how she was eventually found safe. brad: some big-time basketball games three played today. college baseball season open on friday. the high school playoffs. a week away from the championships. gabrielle: this reminder for you, the polls in south carolina just opened and they will stay
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the world a president has to grapple with. sometimes you can't even imagine. that's the job. and she's the one who's proven she can get it done. ...securinina massive reduction in nuclear weapons... ...standing up against the abuse of women... ...protecting social security... ...expanding benefits for the national guard... ...and winning health care for 8 million children... the presidency is the toughest job in the world and she's the one who'll make a real difference for you. i'm hillary clinton and i approved this message. jeb bush's campaign has cratered, now he just slings mud. but, it's made no difference.
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without real credentials to lead the country." the usa today poll said kasich was the most likely republican to beat hillary clinton, beating her by eleven points. john kasich is presidential. new day for america is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> now, your live super doppler 4 hd weather forecast. pamela: good saturday morning.
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the wofford skycam there. we have clouds this morning. you will have a little bit of filtered sunshine through the day. clouds will win out. we are starting mild at 46 and will get into the 60's. higher up on the paris county skycam, the breeze is little stronger. not a windy day, but nice, mild raises of the south and southwest. 48 now. outside will be nice for most of us today. staying mostly dry. g beautiful over asheville this morning. this is the kind of sun you will get.
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tomorrow, not bad for february. 44 in weatherford to and -- rutherfordton. we will talk about much colder temperatures for next week. here we are, warmer in greenville and columbia than the coast line. whether will not be an issue. that is good news. for everybody wanted to go out. here we are with showers in tennessee. overall for a showing the atmosphere moistening up. warmer air winning out. that cold front is going to tickets time. ahead of it, one air and moist
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as we get these disturbances riding along the front, we will see more showers in the southeast, and even here home, you will have more tomorrow. here we are in the gray. 67 in dallas now. the northeast. the high-pressure will continue to break down and moisture will continue to move in. we are mainly dry to start out our sunday. today, light and spotty showers. be prepared for that. if you are lucky enough, near the 60's for us, as far as any golfing goes. a bonus on a february weekend. isolated showers around the
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tonight, we don't cool down much, staying in the 40's before we reach the upper 60's tomorrow. colder temperatures to start off next week. gabrielle: thank you. covering the nation now, the state department has released over 500 documents from former secretary of state hillary clinton's e-mail account. none of the documents were secret or top-secret. yesterday's release brings the total count of released clinton e-mails to just under 47,000 pages. the state department says they plan to finish making the
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myra: a toddler and her family -- toddler in ohio is home with her family after a search to find her this week. dozens of volunteers spent more than four hours in freezing conditions trying to find 2-year-old lana lowther. police say the condition they found her in was not consistent with someone exposed to the cold, let alone a toddler wearing pajamas. her family said she had no signs of hypothermia. >> now, wyff news 4 sports. brad: good morning. college baseball season is here. clemson ushering in a new era. bottom of the six inning, tigers hosting main, trailing three to two. wilson beats to first. top of the seventh, still tied at three. byrd chapel lifts one to write to center field.
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the sky. the bottom ninth, clemson down. bases-loaded. chris oakey strikes out swinging. maintains the game, spoiling the debut at clemson. >> in tight all games, it is the little things that will get you beat. we may 2 airs tonight that cost us two runs. you have to give them credit, they out run us tonight. brad: the gamecocks opening the season, hosting albany. jon jones with the bases-loaded. they beat albany in the season opener. chad holbrook says he was pleased with how his guys played.
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-- looked at the board, and solve five or six different lineups with 1314 different players. eventually, i had to pick one. i picked a good one. brad: moore scores from opening day. wofford beat kentucky. tomorrow is the daytona 500 and the one nascar team decided to -- left in the upstate in spartanburg decided to move to north carolina in the off-season. that story from daytona. >> during nascar's infancy, spartanburg was considered the racing capital. over time, that shifted north to north carolina. that trend continued in january. h scott motorsports moved to more seville. the last team to call south carolina home has moved to north
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>> there are a lot more resumes that show up on the desk because guys can make a 20 minute drive the to not want to make the hour and 20 minute drive. i think it opens the doors, brings more resources. i know are parts guys are lot happier. >> it makes their lives easier. it makes it easier for them to compete. consider this.
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-- a part one of those guys h going back to the old neighborhood can be hard sometimes. walls have been built invisibly around the old neighborhood and that police brutality is used to keep folks hemmed in, and frankly, opportunity locked out. i spent my entire life in the civil rights movement. i came up in the naacp like my mom came up in the naacp, like my father came up with the congress of racial equality, like bernie sanders came up with the congress of racial equality. black lives matter. we need to combat institutional racism from top to bottom in a broken criminal justice system. i'm supporting bernie sanders fofopresident and all of us who have joined this campaign are there for the same reason.n. he's always fought for a populus position of let's fight for all our families as if they are our own.
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>> you are watching live, local, breaking news with myra ruiz and weather with meteorologist pamela wright. myra: there is jeb bush arriving here in greenville, as he greets voters outside a polling site at a church. they were there early this morning, waiting for him to
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it is 7:30. good morning. gabrielle: happy to be here with both of you as we talk about this first in the south gop by mary. good weather as people head out to the polls. pamela: obviously, we have cameras everywhere. it is a mild morning, that is for sure. if you are heading out in this today, weather-wise, a mild start. 15-20 degrees warmer than yesterday morning. 48 in greenville. 47 degrees in abbeville. typically upper 30's is what we would find in the upstate. closer to freezing would be the
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mainly just a nice breeze for us . even warmer for your sunday. beautiful in asheville. that is about as much sunshine as he will see today. for you, just a slim chance for rain. all of u uhave a better rain chance on sunday. next week, we really have to factor the rain into the plan. the southerly winds are picking up. count on a lot of clouds today. we will talk temperatures, rain, and see if there is any winter mix next week. gabrielle: this is the first primary election in the southeast. myra: it is the third time voters have gone to the polls in the presidential primairies,
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hampshire. the polls opened about a half hour ago, wyff news four's aly myles is live and local in greenville at one of the many polling sites. mike: good. aly: at eastland ba baptist church. harper bush has arrived with the governor. very exciting times. we have been running. the governor walks very fast. we're talking about primary day today. take a look. i think we can follow in here. you can see the governor chatting with those voters here, waving to folks who are in line. many in line before the polls
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a huge day here. a final look of the governor here. we're live here in greenville. gabrielle: we think aly myles running to get those those looks at jeb bush. be will continue to keep you covered as we cover the first in the southeast primary. be have a reminder for you. if your folder registration card does not have a picture on it, you will need to bring a state issue idd id or a military issued id. according to the latest poll,
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there are a number of undecided voters out there. clemson released its latest palmetto poll yesterday. a survey of south carolinians who've voted in at least two of the past three state primaries. donald trump leads the field with 28% followed by ted cruz , with 19% and marco rubio with , 15%. myra: today, voters weigh in on house. with the details. >> in nevada, bernie sanders and hillary clinton duke it out as the democrats caucus. >> nevada will be assessing how the rest of the nation feels because its demographics are fairly similar. >> minorities make up a larger portion of the electorate in the silver state compared to earlier hampshire.
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especially when it comes to hispanics who make up about 24 percent of nevada's potential voters, according to the census bureau. >> we've engaged with partners through a very aggressive voter-registration campaign to ensure that latinos who want to participate are registered. >> meanwhile, in the south it's , the evangelical vote that could decide the palmetto primary. a pew center study finds 35 percent of south carolina's christians make up that bloc, creating an all out battle between ted cruz and donald trump for the religious right, >> if trump does well amongst those voters it will be a good sign for him heading into super tuesday because again there are a lot of states that kind of look like south carolina that are voting on super tuesday. >> and in a few days, both parties will do it all over again. democrats hold their primary in south carolina next saturday, feburary 27th, while republicans will caucus in nevada this coming tuesday. myra: thank you.
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staying in south carolina today, watching the returns come in. ted cruz will be at the south carolina state fairgrounds. jeb bush will be at the hilton columbia center in columbia as well. ben carson will be here in greenville. john kasich will be in massachusetts. a reminder for you, wyff news 4 is your home for political coverage. tonight, as soon as the polls close, >> now, wyff news 4 sports. we will have live coverage acroro the state. coming up, our coverage continues. you can see, there is a crowd outside the polling site where jeb bush has just arrived. also, straight ahead, our guests give low-income people a better future in part with an
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pamela: you have to appreciate mild temperatures in february. that is will we have hillary clinton: i do not believe we live in a single-issue country. the economy is rigged in favor of the top. americans haven't had a raise in 15 years. but i want to go further. whether it's poison in the water... hardworking immigrant families living in fear... racism holding people back... wall street and big financial interests along with drug companies, insurance companies, big oil companies...
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that's what i want to take on. i'm running for president to root out all of these barriers... because i think america can only live up to its potential when we make sure that every american has a chance to live up to his or her potential. i'm hillary clinton,
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it has been said that "art is myra: it has been said that art is literacy of the heart. gabrielle: as our next guest tells us, there are a cards in and around asheville. tell us about open doors of asheville. >> open doors asheville is a small nonprofit. we serve local children in multigenerational poverty. we connect them and help them access better education. myra: how many children are involved in this program?
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>> we do. for this event alone, we have over 100 volunteers helping out. we serve most children actually in the city district. myra: with all sorts of enrichment programs, which is great. there is a big event coming up, the art of affair. what can you tell us about this. >> i've been a part of the art auction for 70 years now. i have an opportunity to create an express myself and assisting these young kids. they have opportunities that are open to them in their world.
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piece of art we just saw. >> that is called attribute to the rickshaw. it is in fact attribute to the rickshaw. it is a metaphor for the heavy loads we carry. it is a mixed-media peas 40 inches by 38. pamela: that will be auctioned off? >> yes, it will. myra: it looks like a lot of people show up and dress up? >> i consider to be the party of the year. you cannot only get back to children, but there is a wonderful group of artists and patrons, as well as lots of high
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pamela:he party was mostly your friends, and now -- >> it has grown. wonderfuleople volunteer with these kids. we increasingly have to find larger venues which is fantastic . it can only help the kids. that is for we are looking for. community involvement. myra: this year, you are at the green man brewery on the soft glow. >> a groundbreaking event. myra: it must be nice to see it get bigger and bigger each year. >> it is. we are doing a great job with this one. myra: it is saturday, march 5, starting at 7:00.
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come half an hour earlier. call the phone number for more information. >> or go online. open doors asheville. pamela: do you have a spartanburg contingency? >> greenville and spartanburg. we will have a big group there. myra: so nice to have you with us. stratastraight ahead, our next guest tells us wre we can get a lolo of laughter. and, as you head out to vote today, we have reminder. if your voter registration card
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you will be >> now, your live super doppler 4 hd weather forecast.
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let's get you caught up. clouds, a big part of the storor really mild temperatures. we welcome that. the surface winds, at about 7-10. higher up, the winds a little higher. we will find some low 60's today, much above the norm. in asheville, cloudy. mostly dry. we will have light showers, spotty through the day today. really picking up tonight and tomorrow. for most of us, rain will not be a big downer for our day today. just know that we are not in for much sun. 43 in franklin. 48, greenwood. most areas are warmer than where we are at the coastline this morning. throughout south carolina, as
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will not be a problem at all. temperatures will be pretty comfortable today and tomorrow the words before we have big changes on the way. a cold front is taking his time, stalling out, and slowly coming through here through the day tomorrow. ahead of it, we will take some time to warm up. the atmosphere will moisten. we are likely to have more showers tomorrow. be will find areas of low pressure forming along the front. with it being so warm, the atmosphere will be stable. parts of the southeast could have severe weather in the setup. more springlike then winter,
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will fill in for us. it won't be the sunniest of weekends, but enjoy the warmth while we have it. the polls stay open until 7:00, and then be will be on with that coverage. you will be watching for spotty showers. by monday, b are all in for rain in the temperatures will not be as one. low 60's today with isolated showers. 59. not bad. we will stay mild tonight with some patchy fog forming overnight. better rain chances for us tomorrow. not a washout, but rain becomes likely on monday.
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to upper 50's to mid 40's by tuesday. myra: i don't know if i approve that message, pamela. the subject of people from foreign countries, has come up a lot during this presidentiti rara. meantime, our guests are on a campaign of sorts, to spread humor, when it comes to an upcoming production called the foreigner. let's welcome the guests from the mill town players. this is a production that some people may recognize from broadway. as we take a look at the promotional poster and photos of cast members, tell us what the play is about. > the play is set in bill rhodes georgia> -- in rural georgia at the fishing lodge. it revolves around the story of two englishmen who come to visit
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one being a very gregarious guy, and then a shy guy who believes his wife is back home dying in a hospital, and believes he should be there. he is very shy, so the other one makes up the story and tells her that he can't speak english. he overhears things that he shouldn't here. myra: it sounds hilarious. you play somebody from georgia. >> she is such a sweet, innocent little old lady who is so excited about having these men. myra: we have to go outside right now to aly myles. jeb bush: i'm excited about where we stand. a lot of people -- it is just in
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i will work hard. [indndcernible] i'm not sure it is a sample survey, but it looks good. [no audio] myra: he is on a different campaign of sorts. a lot of people will find this really funny. all sorts of characters. >> there are some great characters. myra: it is a nice break from all the nastiness you may be seeing on the campaign trail right now.
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-- so fun. myra: can you remind everybody when and where the production takes place? >> february 2 a 60 or march 13. 7:30 p.m. and a sunday matinee. tickets are only $10. you can get those online or by calling. >> it is such an exciting new projects. this is only the second season. what a season. myra: it is a great place to catch some laughs. >> absolutely. myra: now, we take a look outside. we go back to aly myles. jeb bush: we have to get 1200 plus to win. this is the long haul.
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it is definitely a long call process. we are going to lexington and over to the coast, then back to columbia. mike:aly: what's it like to have your mom with you? jeb bush: it's great. she doesn't have to be doing this. she is 90 years old. the fact that she is here -- i think last night, my dad, we talked, he said, where are you -- >> what is the plan for tomorrow? jeb bush: to go to las vegas around noon.
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she change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability. bernie sanders. he was there when dr. king marched on washington. unafraid to challenge the status quo to end racial profiling, take on police misconduct, and take down a system that profits from mass imprisonment. there is no president who will fight harder to end institutional racism. education. opportunity. reform. bernie.
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myra: we are going to take another look at the top stories. the polls are casting their votes in the very first in the southeast primaries. gabrielle: make sure you stay with wyff for here on air and the mobile app. we will be wall-to-wall all day long and keep you updated once the polls close. thankfully, the weather is pleasant. people have no excuse. pamela: exactly. it is cloudy, but miles. that is for sure. we have already seen some candidates live this running. aly myles literally running them down.
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area. close to 50 degrees. we have high temperatures today and tomorrow that will be quite comfortable. like showers possible today, especially in the mountains. to start the week, wet and significantly colder. weevil per 10 tuesday -- table for 10 tuesday doesn'n't happen. myra: focus on the positive, like having you here this morning. gabrielle: thank you so much. myra: thanks for watching. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its
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good morning. super saturday. high stakes presidential
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nevada today. donald trump poised to win south carolina while making yet another con row version statement at a rally. >> he took 50 bullets and he dipped them in g's blood. >> ted cruz slamming the frontrunner. >> easy to say let's make america great again. you can even print that on a baseball cap. >> marco rubio hoping to become the establishment candidate on the day he could knock his one-time mentor jeb bush out of the race. meanwhile, on the democratic side, hillary clinton's huge lead over bernie sanders in nevada, gone. that race too close to call. >> i have a feeling, folks, we're going to make history tomorrow. we're going to win in nevada. >> as bill clintonn comes to his wife's defense. >> hillary's opponent talked

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